While I’ve seen Batchix Mini Machinas in person at previous events, I’ve never seen her male sculpts. All three boys on display were very handsome with their strong, chiseled features. My favorite sculpt was Dark Elf, especially his prominent nose.
Mini Machina Blip in pink resin with cute kitty ears was absolutely adorable! I loved her pouty little face and soft pink resin.
BJD Outfitters Booth
This booth was a magical world of doll hats! There were many different styles and sizes available. If my dolls wore hats, I would surely be able to pick something for everyone at BJD Outfitters. Every single hat was beautifully made and it was impossible to pick a single favorite.
I was particularly drawn to the coronets at the top row of the picture below. They were all extremely detailed and most definitely fit for royalty!
Bo Bergemann Booth
It was a pleasure meeting Bo Bergemann in person! I have not previously seen her dolls, so it was very nice to chat with the creator about each sculpt.
The girl below was the star of the display. Unfortunately, due to poor lighting, the full picture I took of her did not come out well. She was wearing a black elven cloak and gorgeous wings!
Darak Doll Booth
I was very excited to see the Darak booth! It was an absolute pleasure meeting the sculptor in person and chatting about his gorgeous BJDs. During one of our conversations, I learned that he had read the Darak Doll Remy review I published on this blog!
When I purchased Darak Doll Remy during her initial release, I found out from the sculptor that I was his first international customer. That was pretty exciting to learn! The Remy on display at Dollism Plus USA (below) was on the B-type body, which has an extra thigh joint. My initial concern about this extra joint was that it won’t be aesthetically pleasing. However, after seeing it in person, I am happy to admit that I was wrong! I will definitely be buying my next Darak mini on the B-type body.
Darak tinies were all adorable! Not surprisingly, my favorite one was Tiny Remy. I wanted to purchase one at the convention, but one without a face-up was not available. I will most definitely be buying her eventually, though!
Den of Angels Booth
There were lots of fun things at the Den of Angels booth! I absolutely loved the SD-sized BJD cupcakes. My big regret is not buying more of them! Additionally, there was a contest for one of 50 pairs of Captured in Glass eyes, generously donated by the creator. I didn’t enter, as I have way too many pairs as it is, but they were all lovely.
DollHeart booth had hundreds of beautiful outfits. I spent a good portion of my vendor hall time browsing through them all!
The gold mini dress on the image below was one of my favorites. If I had a doll that could wear it, I am certain it would have come home with me.
Henriette Jardin Booth
This booth was a pastel wonder! I have never heard of this costuming atelier before the convention, which is surprising considering how cute their stuff is! The link to their Storenvy shop posted on Den of Angels is currently broken. I will update this section as soon as the shop is operational again.
In addition to cute outfits, Henriette Jardin also makes adorable teddy bears. Both pink and blue versions were available at their booth.
The two dresses below were my favorites among their offerings. The delicate fabric complemented the soft tones of the pastels, and resulted in very airy, girly ensembles.
Jpop Dolls Booth
Jpop booth was filled with a very diverse selection of dolls. I believe the dolls below are by Tracy Promber, available exclusively at Jpop Dolls.
Raspberry Elf by Asella was as cute as a button! The sculpt of the body is very delicate and detailed. I loved her in this grey resin color.
The Lati booth was a tiny BJD paradise! It was even overwhelming to see so many teenie dolls at the same time – my eyes kept wondering from doll to doll, trying to absorb it all!
The steampunk pirate diorama was my favorite set-up at their booth. It’s amazing how intricate those tiny outfits were with all the little steampunkish trinkets!
Mellow Doll Booth
Mellow Doll, a very new Korean BJD company, brought four different sculpts to the convention. Angelica, Lobelia and Mandarine are all available at their site as of this writing. Tangerine was available at Dollism, but has not yet been released to the public.
The Joint Booth
The Joint is a community dedicated to ball jointed doll artists and sculptors. If you would like to learn more about how BJDs are made, or learn how to sculpt your own, you should definitely check it out.
Pulkidoll is a brand new BJD company with an innovative concept – you can choose practically any resin color your heart desires! At 61cm high, this doll features 51 different parts for realistic and fluid posing. I saw the 3D printed prototype at The Joint booth and was very impressed with the sculpting and articulation of this doll.
I love the Peabody sculpt by Seed Dolls, it is such an expressive face. He would look handsome on a more mature MSD-sized body, I think!
The Horned Moon Booth
I was very happy that The Horned Moon had a booth of their own at Dollism. St. James, pictured below, and idrisfynn do an amazing job creating realistic jewelry for ball jointed dolls. To read more about this shop, check out my interview with St. James from earlier this year.
Vertales is a Russian BJD company that has a very unique and memorable sculpting style. In addition to a handful of tinies, Vertales displayed a prototype of an upcoming doll – Rokurokubi (below). What an interesting concept!
Xtremedolls booth featured many lovely ladies. Each doll was beautifully styled by its creator Christy Stone. Siren was my favorite sculpt, which is especially gorgeous in tan resin!
Dollism Plus USA 2014 Was A Success!
Dollism Plus USA was a surreal experience for me. I had so much fun meeting new friends and reconnecting with old ones. And, of course, chatting with vendors, representatives and sculptors was incredibly rewarding after having been in the BJD hobby for so long. The organizers did a great job with this convention, and it is my hope that Dollism will keep coming back to the USA in the coming years.
I hope you enjoyed this tour of Dollism USA 2014! I tried taking photos of everything on display at the vendor hall, but due to poor lighting, my camera simply could not capture everything I wanted. I will strive to do better next time!
Were you at Dollism Plus USA 2014? Share your stories in the comments section below!